Author Instructions


  • Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to:
    The Editor,
    Journal of Health Management, Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR)

    1 Prabhu Dayal Marg,
    Sanganer Airport,
    Jaipur - 302 011, India

    Phone: +91-141-3924700-30,

    Fax: +91-141-3924738


  • Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal address and E-mail address with their manuscript.
  • All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Manuscripts should be accompanied by a CD-ROM or floppy disc in IBM compatible format, preferably in MS Word, and identical in every respect to the hard copy. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and five–six key words. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
  • British spellings be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
  • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
  • Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use international number system (i.e., thousands, millions, billions, etc.).
  • When referring to a century use words, e.g., ‘twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g., ‘1980s’.
  • Tables and figures to be indicated by number (e.g., see Table 1), not by placement (e.g. see Table below). Short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures are preferred. The units of measurement should be stated and the sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of article.
  • A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. All articles, books and theses should be listed in alphabetical order of author, giving the author’s surname first followed by initials. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. References are to be embedded in text in the anthropological style, e.g., ‘(Pareek 2004)’ or ‘Pareek (2004)’. Citations should be first alphabetical and then chronological, for example, (Ahmed 1987; Sarkar 1987; Wignaraja 1960)’. Detailed style of referencing is as follows:
    • Lynton, Rolf P. (1998). Social science in actual practice: Themes on my blue guitar. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
    • Kelly, Gail P. and C.H. Elliot (eds.) (1982), Women’s education in the Third World: Comparative perspectives. Albany: State University of New York Press.
    • Raju, K.N.M. and T.N. Bhat (1996), Gender Issues in the choice and adoption of family planning methods. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 5(1), 57–70.
    • Burgess, James F. (1995). Measuring and improving quality in health care. In Thomas Abott (ed.) Health Care policy and regulation (pp. 231–42). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    • Good, A. (1978). Kinship and ritual in a South Indian region. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Durham.
  • Book reviews should contain the name of the author/editor of the book reviewed, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.